Until 20 April 2008. Over 250 archaeological finds from Afghanistan are on display in this itinerant exhibition hosted by the Amsterdam Nieuwe Kerk. Objects from the Bronze Age (circa 2000 BC) from the Tepe Fullol archaeological site are on display along with pieces from Ai Khanum, a Greek settlement founded between 400-200 BC. Also on show are items dating from the first century AD, including the famous golden treasure found in the graves at Tillya-tepe, elaborately carved Indian ivory furniture, glasses, vases and platters discovered in two sealed chambers at Bagram.

The exhibition also tells the story of the National Museum of Kabul, founded in 1922, which once contained 100,000 objects. Following the Soviet invasion in 1979 and successive years of violence, civil war and bloodshed, the museum was forced to

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Address The Nieuwe Kerk is located on Dam Square, Amsterdam. It is a 10 minutes’ walk from Central Station. Nearly all trams to and from Central Station stop at Dam Square. Tel. +31(0) 206386909 mail@nieuwekerk.nl

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Afghanistan archaeology exhibition.

The Nieuwe Kerk is located on Dam Square, Amsterdam. It is a 10 minutes’ walk from Central Station. Nearly all trams to and from Central Station stop at Dam Square. Tel. +31(0) 206386909 mail@nieuwekerk.nl

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